Monday, April 27, 2009

And the World Speeds Up

So many things are happening this week. One is Fiction Fest in Connecticut. I'm an attendee at this conference. I've been on a lot of programs of sf/f. This is romance and it's different. I'm a newbie in romance. This is my opportunity to learn a ton and I'm going to love it.

There are moments when you just want to lie among the stars and feel the cool soothing breeze of the universe blow over you. You're in the way. You're going with it, and it's providing comfort, contentment, and a little bit of chaos.

I will always remember A WRINKLE IN TIME by Madeleine L'Engle. One of the characters, Mrs Whatsit, talks about her memory of being a star. Not the kind of star of a movie or tv show, but a star that shimmers in the dark night. The star we gaze at and it fills us with a serenity. She had sacrificed herself by blowing up in an attempt to stop a great evil. A noble death and a wondrous rebirth into a new form.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Living at Light Speed

I'm living my life in a mad rush with moments to pause and look for roses. No, no roses yet. In one day, I put up an amazing interview I did with romance author Bianca D'Arc on

I edited a story for a friend, which is always good for me as it hones my talents as well as help someone else. I'm editing me, and I'm always harsher on me.

I wrote several email letters to friends. Proofread taxes with my husband to get that signed and in the mail.

Now I still have some critiques to review on my work and then critique the work of others. I may be floating into tomorrow with this.

I'm also writing an original storyline. Not done yet.

Of course, I've Twittered, blogged twice, and checked the website. I've visited other blogs and I've Facebooked.

I did eat and walk the dog a couple of times. I did watch "Enchanted" and "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix". I think I watched some other things but not really. See what I mean about busy.

At least I can't wake up in the morning and say I have nothing to do. With a writer, there is always something to write. Something to explore. Research that needs to be done.

Now as it says in Douglas Adams's book Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, "Don't Panic!" I'm not losing it, I've just adjusted to living at light speed.